It's been a good few months since I've had to have an ambulance called out to me, sadly though this week that record has been broken. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have seen me posting about having a few health problems that were giving me some grief. I've not been feeling well for a few weeks, and by that I mean more unwell than normal with symptoms different to the regular ones linked with M.E. I kept telling my family how poorly I was feeling but they just assumed I was having a flare which happens from time to time, and admittedly I was wondering if it was just a bad flare myself because as anyone with M.E knows, there can be hundreds of symptoms and it's hard to know what is considered 'normal' and what is a cause for concern. That's one of the problems with having a weak immune system - you tend to suffer with more bugs than you care to think of.

I started having multiple seizures, although not unusual for me, the amount I was having a day was a lot more than I have had in a long while. I then began having bad chest pains, difficulty breathing, passing out unconscious, vomiting and extreme nausea so strong that I couldn't even look at my phone, or my TV, or eat. I've never coughed up blood before. It wasn't a nice experience, and after doing so for 24 hours, alongside all of the other symptoms I had been experiencing for over a week, my Father was advised by the Doctor to call an ambulance when I came out of the bathroom covered in blood that had come out of my mouth, white as a ghost and barely with it. I will probably never look more perfect for a role in a horror film than I did in that moment.  

The paramedics were all very understanding of how bad M.E can be on its own, let alone with further health problems giving you jip, and they were empathetic to how I must have been feeling. Luckily I didn't need to go into A&E because the conclusion they came to wouldn't have been helped there (thank goodness because all I wanted was my bed!) It seems I have a ruptured or burst (the medical jargon they used went in one ear and out the other) on my chest, which explains the blood. I also have a nasty infection and a high temperature, which explains the general feeling of being unwell, but the chest pain and breathing problems are still a little worrying. I'll be having some more tests over the next few days to determine what is exactly going on in this body of mine and hopefully be advised on how I can start to feel more human again! 

For now though, rest, rest and more rest is on the cards.

Oh what fun it is being a full time ill person!

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  1. Hope you feel better soon, Hayley. Complications are never good when you have a compromised immune system. Will send healing thoughts your way.

  2. I will send healing thoughts too. And add that I think you are amazing as I sense a little bit of humor coming through even with all that you are going through. I hope you feel better from these additional problems soon. Take care, sending love and hugs.

  3. You poor thing, look after yourself won't you! hugs xxx

  4. Oh no that sounds horrible - I'm so sorry that things have been so bad for you! As you said, the last thing you need when you have a chronic illness is complications/other illnesses on top. I'm glad the paramedics were empathetic and understanding, though - I had one paramedic who, when told that I had ME, remarked 'isn't that just tiredness?'. Hope things settle down soon and that you can start making good progress again. Sending lots of (virtual) hugs your way. Katharine xx http://katharineandme.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. I´m sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better real soon meanwhile I send you tons of hugs!!


  6. You poor thing :-( I'm so sorry. I really hope you get some respite soon xx

  7. How scary :( I hope things are starting to improve for you. Take care x

  8. I have ME too, and we are prone to infections and there are always extra symptoms arising, if in doubt always get new symptoms checked out, what's the worst doctors can do? Tell you you're fine and to go home. Do you meditate? It really helps me when my symptoms are playing up. Peace & love, Billy.

  9. Wow, I have a lot to catch up on. This is absolutely terrifying!! I'm so sorry you are going through this. I can't imagine. XO


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